National vs. International - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • International

    International mostly means something (a company, language, or organization) involving more than a single country. The term international as a word means involvement of, interaction between or encompassing more than one nation, or generally beyond national boundaries. For example, international law, which is applied by more than one country and usually everywhere on Earth, and international language which is a language spoken by residents of more than one country.

Wiktionary

  • National (adjective)

    Of or having to do with a nation.

  • National (adjective)

    Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state).

    "Import tariffs were raised for the national interest."

  • National (noun)

    A subject of a nation.

    "The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty."

  • National (noun)

    A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.

    "After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals."

  • International (adjective)

    Of or having to do with more than one nation.

  • International (adjective)

    Between or among nations

    "an international discussion"

  • International (adjective)

    participated in by two or more nations

    "an international competition"

  • International (adjective)

    common to, or affecting, two or more nations.

    "an international rule"

  • International (adjective)

    serving two or more nations

    "an international airport''"

  • International (adjective)

    Of or concerning the association called the International.

  • International (adjective)

    Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.

    "The atmosphere is an international resource."

    "the international community of scholars"

  • International (adjective)

    Foreign; of another nation.

    "an international student"

  • International (noun)

    Someone who has represented their country in a particularly sport.

    "The United team includes five England internationals."

  • International (noun)

    A game or contest between two or more nations.

Webster Dictionary

  • National (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc.

  • National (adjective)

    Attached to one's own country or nation.

  • National (noun)

    A citizen (of a particular country); as, U. S. nationals are advised to contact their embassy when abroad.

  • National (noun)

    A country-wide sports competition; for a series of competitions, the plural form is usually used; as, to advance to the nationals.

  • International (adjective)

    Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations.

  • International (adjective)

    Of or concerning the association called the International.

  • International (adjective)

    Independent of national boundaries; common to all people; as, the atmosphere is an international resource; the international community of scholars.

  • International (noun)

    The International; an abbreviated from of the title of the International Workingmen's Association, the name of an association, formed in London in 1864, which has for object the promotion of the interests of the industrial classes of all nations.

  • International (noun)

    A member of the International Association.

Princeton's WordNet

  • National (noun)

    a person who owes allegiance to that nation;

    "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

  • National (adjective)

    of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country;

    "national hero"

    "national anthem"

    "a national landmark"

  • National (adjective)

    limited to or in the interests of a particular nation;

    "national interests"

    "isolationism is a strictly national policy"

  • National (adjective)

    concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country;

    "the national government"

    "national elections"

    "of national concern"

    "the national highway system"

    "national forests"

  • National (adjective)

    owned or maintained for the public by the national government;

    "national parks"

  • National (adjective)

    inside the country;

    "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"

    "the nation's internal politics"

  • National (adjective)

    characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation;

    "a national trait"

  • National (adjective)

    of or relating to nationality;

    "national origin"

  • International (noun)

    any of several international socialist organizations

  • International (adjective)

    concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations;

    "international affairs"

    "an international agreement"

    "international waters"

  • International (adjective)

    from or between other countries;

    "external commerce"

    "international trade"

    "developing nations need outside help"

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